Displaying posts from January, 2012

Feeling blue

Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo

No not sad. Just really feeling the pastel sweetness of this pretty image I found in stylist Ali Bradshaw‘s portfolio. How about tickled pink by the next one?

Or positively dotty over this one?

Lincoln Barbour

Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo

I have a question to pose. A question that our non US readers might be able to chime in on. I came across photographer Lincoln Barbour‘s portfolio and I instantly said “American”. You too? Can you pick the country of a photographer like it is often possible to do with a designer or architect? (Like Jessica Helgerson who designed a couple of the rooms in these shots.) Barbour’s work speaks to me of positivity and joy, aspiration and family, tradition intertwined with modern. It’s light and bright and full of hope. Cheerful, upbeat and confident. It’s selling the dream, confirming you’ve made it… not in a trashy, money grubbing way but in a contented, loving family way. It’s sunshine on a cloudy day and it’s good. It’s American.

Naomi Finlay

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2012 by KiM

I absolutely adore the photos of Australian-born-now-let-loose-in-Toronto-based photographer Naomi Finlay. She “combines her keen awareness of architectural flow with a sense of intimacy as she captures the rhythm of a space”. I think that’s exactly why her photos appear so…believeable. (Thanks for the tip Shannon!)







Black and white

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo

Simple and dramatic. Minimal and and brooding in that Belgian way. Black and white modern luxury from Ensemble & Associés, Brussels.

Hardcore conversion

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo

You’ve heard about rough luxe. How about tough luxe? Perhaps we should call it high end brutal. It’s luxury meets spartan, minimalist meets money. It’s bacchanalian elimination. This loft in Dusseldorf revels in the essential beauty of the building. Seemingly unadorned but oh so carefully curated. Restrained, refined, distilled. Warehouse conversion by Belgian studio Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners.

P.S. Just realised that Kim had featured part of this conversion before when she featured Bruno Erpicum here. Thought that somewhat misogynistic artwork looked familiar 😉